ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A teenage foreign exchange student drowned while staying with a family in Orange County.

The drowning happened in the 800 block of West North Street in Anaheim Wednesday night.

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Authorities say the 16-year-old Chinese student went for a swim at his host family’s home and started to struggle when he swam in to the deep end.

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Several people tried to rescue the boy as emergency crews made their way to the scene.

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The teen was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died.